ERIC Number: ED113764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Dialogue as a Mode of Health Communication in a Correctional Facility.
Nielsen, Keith E.
Historically, the study of health communication has been confined primarily to the field of medicine. Recently, however, it has increased in importance in other areas of human communication. Exploring a new approach to health communication is the purpose of this paper. Specifically, the thrust of this investigation is the use of dialogue as a mode of health communication in a correctional facility. In this regard, three general areas were examined: the components of the concept of dialogue, the nature of monologue as viewed by the advocates of dialogue, and some aspects concerning dialogue as a means of health communication in a correctional situation. The study is inconclusive, but there are indications that dialogue as a means of communication had favorable impact on the participants in this project. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, April 23-26, 1975)